A man has been detained by police in Worthing town centre after an incident at TK Maxx.
Officers were called to a report of shoplifting at the bargain store this afternoon.
Police were notified at 12.55pm of the alleged theft, their spokesman confirmed.
One man has been arrested on suspicion of theft and assault.
He is currently in police custody, Sussex Police said.
Police said no further information was available at this stage.
Witnesses should contact police on 101 quoting serial 534 of 15/03.